FaveCrafts was contacted recently by a company called Verve, which makes all-natural Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits. These kits include Make Your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum and Make Your Own Gummies. Now while we certainly love the DIY focus here at FaveCrafts, I took a moment to check out the website because of the company’s eco-friendly, global focus.
To make their products, Verve purchases natural chicle from communities in Northern Guatemala. These communities have been economically depressed since the rise of synthetic resins for making chewing gum. By purchasing natural chicle, Verve supports a sustainable industry and provides income for these communities. In addition, Verve’s green focus also means that their products come packaged in 100% biodegradable cardboard.
I was happy to see that the website provides Lesson Plans to go along with their Make Your Own Candy Kits. These kits are a fun activity for kids and also teach valuable lessons about the environment and our global community.